Rep. Maloney Statement on December Jobs Report

Jan 6, 2012
Press Release

New York, NY – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a senior member and former Chair of the House-Senate Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement on the Department of Labor report today that the economy added 200,000 jobs in December:

“December’s job gains were a strong way to end the year, but if we’re to make a real dent in the unemployment rate, both sides in Congress need to come together and pass the President’s jobs bill and the full-year payroll tax cut.  Americans have been waiting for more than a year for the House majority to put forward a plan to create jobs.  So far, Republicans have done nothing to address the most vital issue for the American public,” Maloney said.  

“Democrats are ready to work to help put people back to work – and we urge our Republican colleagues to join us.”